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Spike and the Elfin Oak

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 9 months

4 Extra Debut. Inspired by a true story: Spike Milligan tries to save an Elfin Oak in Kensington Gardens in the 1960s. Stars David Threfall. Show more

Contributors

Young Spike:
Charlie Brand
Norma Farnes:
Kerry Gooderson
Mother Superior:
Georgie Glen
Park Keeper:
Luke Bailey
Mrs Grumples:
Lauren Cornelius
Groodles:
Ryan Early
Huckleberry:
Clive Hayward
Council Boss:
Philip Bretherton
Man with Dog:
Ghazanfar Hyder
Director:
Gemma Jenkins

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Drama

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 111: 6-10 August 1918

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Epic war drama set in the week when thousands of soldiers were given agricultural furlough to help with the harvest. Show more

Contributors

Victor Lumley:
Joel MacCormack
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Daniel Marriott:
Jonathan Bailey
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Peter Lumley:
Beatrice White
Effie Taverner:
Lizzie Stables
Elspeth Taverner:
Kelly Williams
Cathy Lawrence:
Debbie Korley
Teddy Lawrence:
Florence Duncalf
Mrs Beast:
Kerry Gooderson
Morris Battley:
Sean Baker
Cora Gidley:
Joanna Monro
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Miss Millard:
Emma Handy
Silas Morrow:
Shaun Dooley
Betty Newcombe:
Annie McKenzie
Charles Summer:
Rufus Wright
Lionel Summer:
Geoffrey Palmer
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Alexander Gidley:
Matthew Beard
Clarence Ogden:
David Sterne
Musician:
Susie Riddell
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

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Tommies

28 March 1918

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

As the British Army retreat in the face of an unexpected German advance, the women of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps based at Flixecourt have to decide whether to stay. Show more

Tommies

11 April 1918

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

The British Army is in pell-mell retreat towards the Channel ports, and must face up to losing the war. Stars Lee Ross and John Macmillan. Show more

Contributors

Captain Mickey Bliss:
Lee Ross
Sergeant Desmond Dixon:
Daniel Weyman
Sapper Juma Gubanda:
John Macmillan
Sapper Ezekiel Warmby:
Tom Vallen
Captain Eric Halliday:
Mark Edel-Hunt
German Gunner:
Philip Bretherton
Signaller:
Ryan Whittle
Private:
Luke Bailey
Runner:
Ryan Early
Refugee:
Amber Aga
Refugee:
Georgie Glen
Commentator:
Indira Varma
Producer:
David Hunter
Writer:
Avin Shah

Genres

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Tommies

That Was Then

Episode 6

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. She finds Roz, and an offer of safety. Or is it? Show more

That Was Then

Episode 7

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Now there are two men following her. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 8

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Her old tapes are revealing new lies. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 9

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. A visit to Phoebe turns murderous. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 10

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Now her housemates reveal The Deal. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 11

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Held at knifepoint - will the truth set her free? Show more

That Was Then

Episode 12

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Time to be good. Maybe. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 13

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. The Gothamites turn up a conspiracy. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 14

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Harry tells the whole story. Show more

That Was Then

Episode 15

Duration: 18 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Dinna dinna dinna dinna... Show more

Drama

To the Ends of the Earth: The Mysterious Island

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Three very different people escape the American civil war by stealing a balloon - which crashes near an apparently deserted island. But just how deserted is it? Show more

Contributors

Cyrus Harding:
Nathan Osgood
Grace Spilett:
Kerry Gooderson
Captain Nemo:
Sagar Arya
Director:
Marc Beeby

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Drama

That Was Then

Episode 1

Duration: 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Anna sends you her secret recordings, in this phone-based thriller. Show more